Pink October 2019 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Alma Van Der Velde at 407.7653781 or avelde@sandlakeimaging.com

“GET A MAMMOGRAM, GIVE A MAMMOGRAM” PINK OCTOBER BEGINS OCTOBER 1st 2019

Initiative provides free screenings to women in need

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 13, 2018) – Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Every year, more than 250,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed; an average of one woman every two minutes. Unfortunately, many women in Central Florida will forgo this important annual screening because they lack health insurance.

Shepherd’s Hope and Sand Lake Imaging are partnering to provide free mammograms to women in need in our Orlando community. For each new patient who gets a mammogram at Sand Lake Imaging during the month of October, the facility will donate a free mammogram screening to an uninsured Shepherd’s Hope patient. It is the seventh consecutive year for the “Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative held in conjunction with national Breast Cancer Awareness Month

“One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but for those who are uninsured, this life-saving procedure is far from reach,” said Pam Gould, president and CEO of Shepherd’s Hope. “We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Sand Lake Imaging that allows Shepherd’s Hope to provide local uninsured women with this essential medical exam at no charge.” Shepherd’s Hope provides free primary and secondary medical services to the one in four Central Floridians who are uninsured or underinsured at five health center locations in Central Florida.

Annual mammogram screenings can detect breast cancer early and help reduce breast cancer mortality. “Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among American women of all ages, with 21 percent of all cases occurring before the age of 50,” said Dr. Robert Posniak, women’s specialty radiologist and president of Sand Lake Imaging. “Routine annual screening mammography for an average-risk woman beginning at the age of 40 has been proven to save lives and gives more treatment options if diagnosed early. Our mammography provides better, earlier breast cancer detection for patients with results that are significantly more accurate than 2D exams alone, detecting 20-60% more invasive breast cancers than its 2D counterparts. We also reduce callbacks by up to 40%, compared to 2D alone.”

Screening mammogram appointments can be scheduled at any of Sand Lake Imaging’s three convenient outpatient radiology centers during this Pink October and up till December 31st, 2019. To schedule an appointment call 407-363-2772 or Schedule Your Appointment Today!.

About Shepherd’s Hope

Shepherd’s Hope is the leading voice for the uninsured and underinsured in Central Florida. Founded in 1997, the faith-based nonprofit organization provides free primary care and specialty care medical services to uninsured men, women, and children from five free-standing health centers in Orange and Seminole counties. In 2017, Shepherd’s Hope provided 19,575 free patient visits and medical services thanks to partnerships with 2,800 licensed medical and general volunteers, 3 community hospital systems, 100 diagnostic/secondary providers and 23 multi-faith partners. To learn more, visit their website or call (407) 876-6699, ext. 228.

About Sand Lake Imaging

Sand Lake Imaging is committed to providing the highest quality diagnostic imaging to the patients and physicians of the Central Florida community in a cost-effective and timely manner. The staff and radiologists recognize that, in the performance of their duties, they must continually seek to improve services while remaining sensitive to patients’ needs. Learn more by calling (407) 363-2772.

In Partnership With Shepherd’s Hope, Pink October 2019

This October, Sand Lake Imaging partners with Shepherd’s Hope for the Seventh Year

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is one of the most important health awareness initiatives in the United States in terms of the research and fundraising that is done to find a cure. Sand Lake Imaging has once again partnered with Shepherd’s Hope to bring the Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram to the Orlando community again.

A Gift From One Woman to Another

During the month of October through December 31st, every new patient that gets a mammogram at one of our three locations gifts a free mammogram to a woman in our community who is uninsured.

A reminder of why it’s important to get mammograms.

“Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among American women of all ages. Routine annual screening mammography for an average-risk woman beginning at the age of 40 has been proven to save lives and gives more treatment options if diagnosed early.” – Dr. Robert Posniak, women’s specialty radiologist and president of Sand Lake Imaging

When you’re scheduling your mammogram this year, the choice is clear. Sand Lake Imaging delivers 3D mammograms with half the radiation of a standard 2D image and half the compression time. Screening mammogram appointments can be scheduled at any of Sand Lake Imaging’s three convenient outpatient radiology centers during this Pink October and up till December 31st, 2019.

Every Woman Receives a Gift

In addition to partnering with Shepherd’s Hope to help local, uninsured women receive mammograms, Sand Lake Imaging wants to encourage women to obtain their annual mammograms beginning at age 40. To show our appreciation to all of our patients for choosing Sand Lake Imaging, we are also giving away this beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness compact mirror to any patient who has a mammogram at any one of our three facilities. To schedule an appointment call 407-363-2772.

Celebrate World Health Day

Creating a Healthy Community

When the first few diplomats came together to form the United Nations in 1945, one of their first calls to order was to set up a global health organization. It was a few years later on April 7th, 1948 at the First Health Assembly that the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded. World Health Day is now celebrated every year on April 7th to commemorate the founding day of this organization.

Since the 1950s, WHO has brought to light the importance of many different global health issues and the need to provide equity in health care services. World Health Day is important to Sand Lake Imaging because we recognize the need to advocate for our patients and to offer important, preventive health care services to change people’s lives. When it comes to changing people’s lives with quality health advice and care, Sand Lake is there.

As an independent clinic, Sand Lake Imaging has the opportunity to offer more flexibility to patients by offering more hours, discipline-specific care, and often lower costs than hospitals. As health workers, we are able to empower patients like yourself, to ensure that you have the knowledge you need to take care of your health through preventive and diagnostic imaging. Being an independent facility, we have the freedom to partner with nonprofits to bring health care services to even more people.

Empowering Our Patients

Sand Lake Imaging believes in offering quality health services to people who need them, which is why we have partnered with Shepherd’s Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to health care for the uninsured. Our partnership with Shepherd’s Hope reflects the World Health Organization’s goal to address gaps within health care and services.

Through our “Get A Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative that started in 2013, we are able to work with Shepherd’s Hope to provide one free mammogram to an uninsured or underinsured woman for every mammogram scheduled during the month of October. As a patient at our clinic, you make all of this possible when you make an appointment. By helping yourself maintain good health, you are enabling us to provide preventative health care services to others.

Our goal is to provide care for all of your screening needs and help you maintain your health through preventative screenings, such as an annual mammogram. Advocating for your continued health, we want to assure you are aware of what health options are the best for you. Whether it is discussing the benefits of choosing an independent clinic or which breast screening is the best fit for you, we want to help you learn more about your own health. If you have any questions that need to be answered, please call us at (352) 753-2660 or (407) 363-2772.

How to Observe World Health Day

  • Make an appointment for your annual Mammogram
    1. You can streamline your visit with us online today.
  • Perform a Breast Self Examination
    1. Learn How To Here
  • Take a Stroll Outside
    1. Take care of your joints and muscles, try to get some exercise today.

 

Every Month is Women’s Health Month

As mothers and wives, women dedicate a lot of time to taking care of and prioritizing others over themselves. While it is easy to overlook your own health, you must find time to consider the importance of your health and wellness year round, not just in May when National Women’s Month is observed. Women should celebrate themselves every month by staying active, getting screenings, and scheduling regular check-ups. After all, the best way to celebrate yourself is to take care of yourself. We have a team dedicated to women’s health who is prepared to help you on your wellness journey.

Stay Heart Healthy

Women often dedicate time to loved ones’ care rather than our own. We are much more likely to act as over the counter doctors than patients. We have the cold medicine dosage memorized and the heat pad ready for cramps. When shortness of breath, pressure or pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, nausea, fatigue, or upper back pressure arise, we assume that it is not a sign of heart disease but instead a common cold. Contrary to popular belief, heart disease is the most common disease among women in the United States. Some of the best ways to improve heart health are eating healthy, exercising, and managing stress. Sand Lake Imaging performs heart screenings specifically for women. We are here to help you navigate the coronary calcium scorings, CT angiographies, and vascular ultrasounds while answering any questions you may have.

Health is the Mind and Body

Our mental health is heavily linked to our physical health. High levels of stress weaken our immune systems making us more susceptible to illness. Some severe mental illnesses have been linked to heart disease. Often life moves at the speed of light, or our cars, from one thing to the next. It is a true talent balancing the family’s schedule. We often put our feelings aside running to the next event. Sand Lake Imaging wants to remind you to take time for yourself.  It is vital to know when your emotions are more than you can cope with. Depression is an overwhelming feeling of despair and despondency, which affects your daily life. Depression affects each woman differently, and please remember that you are not alone with these feelings. There are many physicians who can help find the treatment that works best for you. It may be therapy, antidepressants, or even brain stimulation treatments. 

Here are some of the symptoms to look for:

  • Feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness
  • Irritability or feelings of tension
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Poor concentration
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Feelings of lost control
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep pattern disturbances/changes
  • Appetite changes
  • Lack of energy
  • Physical aches/pains
  • Panic attacks

Healthy to the Bone

Drinking milk may make your bones strong, but joint health goes a step beyond your calcium intake. Each joint is a complex system of bones, muscles, and cartilage which allow you to jump, twist, and turn. Most prevalent in the hands, spine, hips, and knees, osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage degenerates in your joints. The symptoms typically gradually appear as loss of flexibility, tenderness to pressure, joint pain, grantion sensation, and bone spurs. Our team is here to help you stay as mobile as possible chasing after the kids and your goals. At home, you can treat your joints with exercises and in some cases weight loss. Additionally, there are prescribed medications which can help lower inflammation and relieve pain. Hydrotherapy, stretching, and physical therapy are also some great options. Here at Sand Lake Imaging, we provide a DEXA bone density test to help diagnose and determine the best treatment path for you.

Be Breast Healthy

Successful treatment is aided drastically by early detection. The five year survival rate of stage one breast cancer is nearly 100%, and the rate for stage two is approximately 93%. Clearly, it is vital to know when something is atypical in your breasts. Before discovering what is abnormal, you must know what your normal breast sensitivity and texture is throughout your menstrual cycle. The Sand Lake Imaging team cares and has put together a video and guide on breast self-examinations. We want to help you detect possible symptoms.  As every breast is different, we offer a variety of detection screenings including breast biopsies, digital mammograms, and breast MRIs.

If any of these symptoms below are present, please speak to your doctor and set up a screening with us at Sand Lake Imaging.

  • Lumps or irregular shapes
  • Thick areas
  • Skin redness
  • Pitting skin (feels like an orange peel)
  • Sores
  • Flaking skin around the nipple
  • Crust or irregular discharge of the nipple
  • Inversion of the nipple

Sand Lake Imaging cares and we will answer any questions you may have regarding more information on treatments or other conditions. Streamline and schedule your appointment with us today. We have convenient locations in Lady Lake and The Villages, Orlando at Dr. Phillips, and Maitland. Early detection saves lives!

National Women Physicians Day

A History of the Holiday

February 3rd, 2019  marked the fourth annual National Women Physicians Day. This holiday commemorates female-physician accomplishments which began with Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to graduate with an MD in America. February 3rd, 2019 also marked Dr. Blackwell’s 198th birthday. National Women Physicians Day was founded by the Physician Moms Group and Medelita to highlight the importance of women’s role in medicine. The Physician Moms Group was founded in 2014 to create a support network for like-minded physicians and mothers as they recognized the challenges of balancing family and a successful career. As the population of women in medical school continues to rise with females making up 50.7% of medical school students in 2017, it is important to take time to recognize the influential female physicians in our lives. 

If society will not admit of a woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled. ~ Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell’s Career: An Overview

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States to earn a Medical Degree when she graduated first in her class in 1849 at Geneva Medical College. In 1857, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell collaborated with Dr. Emily Blackwell and Dr. Marie Zakrzewska to establish the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, providing women with the opportunity to practice their degree as physicians. It expanded to include a medical college in 1868. Dr. Blackwell returned to England in 1869, founding another medical college for women. The school operated for 31 years with Blackwell as the chair of hygiene. Blackwell completed her career as a professor of gynecology at the London School of Medicine for Women from 1875-1907.

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell is just one of the many extraordinary women in the medical field. Take this month to thank your female physicians. Our team at Sand Lake Imaging would like to thank our female radiologists and technologists for their hard work! Celebrate  National Women Physician Day with us every day this month as we commemorate our female colleagues.

Our Radiologists

Dr. Frye completed her residency in Radiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California then fulfilled her fellowship at UCLA. She built a high tech breast imaging center in Southern California. Wanting to be closer to her family, she moved back to Florida. Both of her children are now in college, but she and her husband are far from empty-nesters with two dogs, Abigail and Teddy, to chase after.

Patricia Dycus is registered in ultrasound/nuclear medicine and mammography. After managing a Women’s Breast Center for over a decade, she obtained a degree as a Registered Radiologist Assistant from Loma Linda Medical School in California. She moved to Florida becoming the first registered Radiologist Assistant licensed in the state, and she has been with us for ten years. She enjoys backing and playing tennis with friends.

Dr. Osorio was born and raised in San Juan. She completed her residency at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She continued on completing a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Yale University. She then moved with her family to Florida working in the hospital system and joined us in 2012. With two dogs and three children about five years apart, she and her husband are always on their toes. She enjoys being with them when she is away from the office.

Dr. Elenberger completed her fellowship in breast imaging and body imaging at Duke University Medical Center. She is a member of the American College of Radiology’s Society of Breast Imaging. She is also board certified in radiology achieving LEVEL II cardiac CT certification. By Best Doctors in America and Consumers Guide to Top Doctors, she recognized as a “Top Doctor.”

Some of Our Technologists

Originally from Manhattan, Maria has been a technologist for fourteen years. Her friendly smile was a great addition to our team a couple of years ago. She is bilingual speaking Spanish and English, and she created a patient following for our annual mammograms. In her free time. She and her son rescue dogs.

Andrea rotates between all three of our locations. She has been with us for four years using her fluency in English and Spanish to help many patients. Cooking for the four kids at home is one of her favorite past times along with travel.

Anna, with a degree in radiology from Kaiser University, joined us as an x-ray tech. She was trained here at Sand Lake Imaging as a mammography technologist. As the granddaughter of a breast cancer survivor, she helping women stay healthy and happy.

After seven years as an x-ray technologist, Susan was inspired by her mother-in-law, a breast cancer survivor, to become a mammography technologist. She worked as a mammography tech for eighteen years before joining us at our Orlando location. Susan moved to Florida from Upstate New York. She is happily married with two children, four dogs, and two cats.

Thank You!

  Our team at Sand Lake Imaging would like to thank our female radiologists and technologists for their dedication to women’s health and patient care! You all do amazing work both in and outside of the clinic. Happy National Women Physician Day!

Better, Earlier Breast Cancer Detection for Patients

Sand Lake Imaging Offers 3D Mammogram Technology

Local Partnership with Shepherd’s Hope Continues During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to spreading Breast Cancer Awareness as a part of our “Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative. #SLICares

ORLANDO, Fla. –  Sand Lake Imaging (SLI), a leader in providing the highest quality Diagnostic Radiology in Central Florida, is proud to announce the use of the Hologic® 3D Mammography™ System, the only technology available to offer the groundbreaking Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam.

“Our mammography provides better, earlier breast cancer detection for patients with results that are significantly more accurate than 2D exams alone, detecting 20-60% more invasive breast cancers than its 2D counterparts,” said Dr. Robert Posniak, women’s specialty radiologist and president of Sand Lake Imaging. “We also reduce callbacks by up to 40%, compared to 2D alone.”

This technology allows Sand Lake Imaging to offer 3D Mammograms with half the radiation of the standard 2D/3D mammogram combination with half the compression time.

Dense breast tissue can make it difficult for doctors to detect breast cancer during annual screenings, which is concerning since women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Studies show that Sand Lake Imaging’s Mammography exam has greater accuracy than 2D mammography for women across a variety of ages and breast densities. It is also FDA approved as superior for women with dense breast tissue compared to 2D, which is beneficial as nearly fifty percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 have dense breasts.

“Mammography has been shown to save lives and is central to the marked decline in mortality from breast cancer,” said Dr. Posniak. “Sand Lake Imaging strongly encourages women to continue to obtain their annual mammograms beginning at age 40. The newest technology of 3D mammography allows us to identify smaller breast cancers at an earlier stage.”

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer – the most common cancer among women. Screening mammograms can detect cancer early and help reduce breast cancer mortality. Many women in Central Florida will forgo screenings as a result of cost and/or lack of health insurance. Therefore, for the sixth consecutive year, Shepherd’s Hope and Sand Lake Imaging are partnering to provide free mammograms to women in need through their “Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative held in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout the month of October, for each new patient who gets a mammogram at Sand Lake Imaging, the facility will donate a free screening mammogram to an uninsured Shepherd’s Hope patient. Since 2013, Sand Lake Imaging has donated more than a thousand mammograms through this program.

“We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Sand Lake Imaging that allows Shepherd’s Hope to provide local uninsured women with this essential medical exam at no charge,” said Marni Stahlman, president, and CEO of Shepherd’s Hope. “Shepherd’s Hope provides free primary and secondary medical services to the one in four Central Floridians who are uninsured or underinsured at five health center locations in Central Florida.”

For more information on how to obtain a mammogram, please schedule an appointment or contact any of Sand Lake Imaging’s three facilities.

Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to providing the highest quality diagnostic radiology to the patients and physicians of Central Florida in a personal, cost-effective, and timely manner. Sand Lake Imaging has three locations throughout Central Florida serving Orlando, Maitland and Lady Lake specializing in diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, women’s imaging, and interventional radiology.

 

MEDIA CONTACT | Shanon Larimer | shanon@larimercompany.com | (407) 900-5106

Sand Lake Imaging on 1059 Sunny FM

 

Breast Cancer is the most common diagnosed cancer in women. Many will not get an annual screening because they either can’t afford it or they are anxious about the diagnosis.

Listen to Sand Lake Imaging’s and Shepherd’s Hope’s radio feature on 1059 Sunny FM to learn tips about mammograms including the following:

  • How to overcome the anxiety of a mammogram and a mastectomy
  • What to expect during a mammogram at SLI
  • How you can help uninsured women needing their annual mammogram just by coming to SLI

Remember, you can do something about Breast Cancer if you are proactive. By being proactive and catching cancer early, there’s a 95% chance of survival! Schedule an appointment for your mammography at Sand Lake Imaging!

If you are underinsured or uninsured and are in need, please contact Shepherd’s Hope to schedule your visit.

 

 

Sand Lake Imaging in Orlando Business Journal

Article by Cindy Barth  – Editor, Orlando Business Journal 

Saving lives: This local initiative helps low-income women get free mammograms

Five years ago, after a succession of uninsured female patients came to Shepherd’s Hope Inc. for their health care needs and indicated they hadn’t had a mammogram in several years, Marni Stahlman decided to look for a way to help.

The CEO of the Orlando-based nonprofit organization — which provides free primary and specialty care medical services to the uninsured — approached Dr. Robert Posniak, president of Sand Lake Imaging, about creating a unique one-for-one partnership: For each new patient who gets a mammogram at Sand Lake Imaging during the month of October, the facility would donate a free mammogram screening to one of the Shepherd’s Hope patients.

Today, Shepherd’s Hope has ordered 2,203 mammograms for its female patients, in addition to helping 879 others get more involved diagnostic mammograms after their initial screenings. The nonprofit also has had a similar relationship with Florida Hospital and its mobile mammogram unit for about six years.

Beyond the nearly $1.3 million value of the partnership, the more important impact is it’s been lifesaving for many, Stahlman told Orlando Business Journal: “One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but for those who are uninsured, this lifesaving procedure is far from reach. We’ve done 480 screening mammograms so far this year, and of that total, 239 needed further diagnostic attention.”

Dr. Robert Posniak agreed to partner with Shepherd’s Hope back in 2013

In fact, breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death among women of all ages. But for the uninsured, a mammogram often is last on their list of things that need attention due to the cost involved.

Although several health care organizations have very generous offers of $30 mammograms in October, many women still are unable to juggle that cost with other basic needs, Stahlman said.

As a result, many uninsured women forgo their annual mammogram — a procedure designed to detect breast cancer early and help reduce mortality.

Skipping a mammogram can be a critical mistake, Posniak said, because a routine annual screening mammography for an average-risk woman beginning at age 40 has saved lives. “And it gives more treatment options — if diagnosed early,” Posniak said.

The need for early detection and a wider array of treatment options is something near and dear to Stahlman’s heart. Her mother battled breast cancer successfully, but it recurred when she was 73, leaving her to fight the battle once again. Stahlman’s sister also had breast cancer.

“As you can imagine, breast cancer is very personal to me,” Stahlman told OBJ. “And [getting a mammogram] is something so easy to do, yet it’s also easy to forget. We want to make sure these women don’t forget.”

Stahlman of Shepherd’s Hope (on right) supporting SLI Pink October 2018 with the Believe Scarf

Part of the reason women are being remiss about getting mammograms is due to conflicting information about the best age to start, said Dr. Lynda Frye, a radiologist/breast imaging specialist at Sand Lake Imaging. But with 21 percent of all breast cancer cases occurring before the age of 50, “you want to make sure you’re paying attention. At age 40, you’re at an average risk, which is why you should have a mammogram every year after that,” she said.

After all, a breast cancer diagnosis not only has financial and health implications for the individual, it also has serious workplace ramifications.

The National Business Coalition on Health estimated cancer’s annual cost for U.S. employers on medical care and lost productivity to be about $264 billion. That doesn’t take into account the after effects from chemotherapy and other factors that make it difficult for those dealing with the disease to work regular hours and keep up a regular schedule many times.

That’s why Stahlman gets excited when she shares results of the program. In its first year, 200-plus women got free screenings. By 2017, 480 women were helped through the partnership, and that number already has matched this year to date, Stahlman said.

Stahlman concludes, “What you find can be lifesaving. It’s one of the most important things a woman can do for her personal health.”

Dr. Lynda Frye, a radiologist/breast imaging specialist at SLI, suggests that women over 40 have a mammogram every year. (Photo Credit Jim Carchidi)

Click here to read the full article on Orlando Business Journal

This Pink October, Be the Difference

Sand Lake Imaging is partnering with Shepherd’s Hope for their sixth consecutive year to raise Breast Cancer Awareness.

Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of Breast Cancer which is why we are kicking off this Pink October by partnering with Shepherd’s Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to health care for the uninsured. Throughout the entire month of October, we are giving free mammograms to local, uninsured women when new patients get a mammogram at any of our facilities through our “Get A Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative.

Since starting this program in 2013, Sand Lake Imaging has donated more than a thousand mammograms to women in need.

In addition to partnering with Shepherd’s Hope to help local, uninsured women receive mammograms, Sand Lake Imaging wants to encourage women to obtain their annual mammograms beginning at age 40. To show our appreciation to all our patients for choosing Sand Lake Imaging, we are also giving away this beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness scarf to any patient who has a mammogram at any one of our three facilities.

Our Women’s Imaging team is dedicated to meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations. When it comes to Breast Cancer prevention, Sand Lake Imaging is proud to use the Hologic® 3D Mammography™ System, the only technology available to offer the groundbreaking Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam that can detect breast cancer earlier and with HALF the radiation and HALF the compression time, compared to standard mammograms. This October, switch to Sand Lake Imaging to experience 3D mammograms, make a difference, and give a mammogram.

Get into Sand Lake Imaging Today! Schedule your appointment at any of our three facilities during October and we will extend this promotion through December 31st, 2018.

Learn More About Our 3D Mammography

Watch Sand Lake Imaging Featured on WFTV 

The scarf design for patients that receive a mammogram at any one of our facilities throughout the month of October.
Nancy Alvarez (WFTV), Alma Van Der Velde, and Marni Stahlman (from left to right) dressed for Pink October!

Choose 3D Mammogram Technology, Choose Sand Lake Imaging

SAND LAKE IMAGING OFFERS 3D MAMMOGRAM TECHNOLOGY

Local Partnership with Shepherd’s Hope Continues during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Sand Lake Imaging is now offering the Genius 3D Mammography exam, a more accurate way to screen for breast cancer.

ORLANDO, Fla. – (September 18, 2018) Sand Lake Imaging (SLI), a leader in providing the highest quality Diagnostic Radiology in Central Florida, is proud to announce the use of the Hologic® 3D Mammography™ System, the only technology available to offer the groundbreaking Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam.

“Our mammography provides better, earlier breast cancer detection for patients with results that are significantly more accurate than 2D exams alone, detecting 20-60% more invasive breast cancers than its 2D counterparts,” said Dr. Robert Posniak, women’s specialty radiologist and president of Sand Lake Imaging. “We also reduce callbacks by up to 40%, compared to 2D alone.”

This technology allows Sand Lake Imaging to offer 3D Mammograms with half the radiation of the standard 2D/3D mammogram combination with half the compression time.

Dense breast tissue can make it difficult for doctors to detect breast cancer during annual screenings, which is concerning since women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Studies show that Sand Lake Imaging’s Mammography exam has greater accuracy than 2D mammography for women across a variety of ages and breast densities. It is also FDA approved as superior for women with dense breast tissue compared to 2D, which is beneficial as nearly fifty percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 have dense breasts.

“Mammography has been shown to save lives and is central to the marked decline in mortality from breast cancer,” said Dr. Posniak. “Sand Lake Imaging strongly encourages women to continue to obtain their annual mammograms beginning at age 40. The newest technology of 3D mammography allows us to identify smaller breast cancers at an earlier stage.”

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer – the most common cancer among women. Screening mammograms can detect cancer early and help reduce breast cancer mortality. Many women in Central Florida will forgo screenings as a result of cost and/or lack of health insurance. Therefore, for the sixth consecutive year, Shepherd’s Hope and Sand Lake Imaging are partnering to provide free mammograms to women in need through their “Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative held in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout the month of October, for each new patient who gets a mammogram at Sand Lake Imaging, the facility will donate a free screening mammogram to an uninsured Shepherd’s Hope patient. Since 2013, Sand Lake Imaging has donated more than a thousand mammograms through this program.

“We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Sand Lake Imaging that allows Shepherd’s Hope to provide local uninsured women with this essential medical exam at no charge,” said Marni Stahlman, president, and CEO of Shepherd’s Hope. “Shepherd’s Hope provides free primary and secondary medical services to the one in four Central Floridians who are uninsured or underinsured at five health center locations in Central Florida.”

For more information on how to obtain a mammogram, please schedule an appointment or contact any of Sand Lake Imaging’s three facilities.

Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to providing the highest quality diagnostic radiology to the patients and physicians of Central Florida in a personal, cost-effective, and timely manner. Sand Lake Imaging has three locations throughout Central Florida serving Orlando, Maitland and Lady Lake specializing in diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, women’s imaging, and interventional radiology.

 

MEDIA CONTACT | Shanon Larimer | shanon@larimercompany.com | (407) 900-5106